Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holders

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Are yo looking for an easy way to dress up your table or patio this Independence Day? You need to try these easy Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns!

Start with a couple of quart size mason jars. I selected 2 wide mouth Kerr jars because they have a smooth back. I wanted a faux mercury glass effect in my stars and letters so I sprayed them with Looking Glass Paint on the inside, and then sprayed the wet paint with a vinegar solution. (For more information on this technique, check out my other mercury glass projects).

Then, I went to my trusty Silhouette for some stencils. I found some July Fourth cupcake toppers that I got last year as one of the Silhouette Store's weekly freebies.

I ungrouped the shapes and deleted what I didn't want until I just had the stars and USA shapes. I duplicated the stars, and scaled one star to be bigger than the rest.

I cut the shapes out of red vinyl. I reserved some of the smaller stars to be the finishing touch and then applied the rest to the exterior of my jars.

I then used chalky finish paint and painted over the exterior of the jars, using the vinyl as a stencil.

Once the paint was dry, I removed the vinyl so that the faux mercury glass finish was revealed underneath. Then I added the rest of the vinyl.

In the light, it looks cool, but when you light a candle in each one, it gives a completely different effect! I love both looks!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing patriotic projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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